“It has been 14 formidable and stimulating years since Chania and I began The Reaching for Young Stars programme,” says Annette Kesler of Showcook.com. “We have seen many profound changes in curriculum, commitment and professionalism as our culinary academies rose to meet fresh challenges. There is a greater understanding today of a rapidly changing hospitality […]
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS MOUNT NELSON REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS 2022!
The Reaching for Young Stars Cook-Off & Service Presentation, annually hosted by the International Hotel School, took place on Saturday 4th June with an enthusiastic high calibre panel of judges: Kitchen Evaluation: Julietta e Silva Overmeyer & Cody DodgenHot Chefs: Rudi Liebenberg & Mariëtte CraffordPastry Chefs & Bakers: Jac Kolver & Debbie HallCocktails, Wine & […]
MEET THE YOUNG STAR CHEFS TAKING TO THE HOT STOVE WITH APLOMB
On the menu; Denny Mushrooms with superb Rio Largo Olive Oil and flavourful Karoo Lamb supplied by Ryan Boon‘s Speciality Meats. Terise Pillay – Chef, 18INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL I’m an honest, kind and hardworking person that finds comfort in the kitchen and no place else. In Five Years: I would like to be travelling and […]
MEET THE YOUNG BUDDING PÂTISSIERS AND VERY PROMISING BAKERS
Whether using impressive Lancewood, exquisite ClemenGold® or creamy Lurpak butter and nutritious Bio-Wheat our young candidates are firmly on a path to success. Skyler Fillies – Pastry Chef, 20 INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL I would describe myself as an aspiring pastry chef, always striving to do my best in everything I make and do. I am […]
MEET OUR YOUNG STARS IN TRAINING
Meet our young stars enjoying in-depth inspiration from top winemakers, celebrated distillers and training on the art of coffee. Gearing up for the 4th June where they will be presenting two creative cocktails using KWV Brandy and Cruxland Gin with Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks. Lyam JohnsonBeverage, 21INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL I was born in Singapore, my […]
A Sprig of Rosemarie!
“Friends are important to all of us and as we travel along life’s path our longstanding friends become increasingly important to us,” says Rosemarie Saunders. “One of these special relationships is a Greek friend who is a great cook and she taught me about Greek cooking. This Greek lamb casserole has become a favourite, but […]
The Skills Exchange Development Programme saw the launch of the Mount Nelson Reaching for Young Stars on Tuesday 22nd March 2022, where ideas and strategies for a winning entry were shared. The Cook-Offs are scheduled for Saturday 4th June, annually hosted by the International Hotel School. The glittering Awards hosted by GM Tiago Sarmento will […]
ABC CONCIERGE’S CHOICE 2021
Introducing Muchi Gubwe, the Head Concierge of Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town – one of the world’s finest. A hugely responsible position that Muchi fills with distinction as the newest South African member to the Le Clefs d’Or The Britain and Commonwealth Society. To guests, the Concierge is often their first port of […]
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Ndaba Dube, Food & Beverage Ops Manager, The President Hotel says, “Such moments and initiatives like the Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge during this challenging period help us stay resilient as it reminds us of our passion for forging a career in this industry.” (‘Most Promising Wine Steward’ 2013, 3rd Place ‘Best Wine Steward’ 2014, Mentor to […]
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Tinashe Nyamudoka, the Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge Wine Steward of the Year 2013, gives us an update… “I’m based in Johannesburg and working fully on my Kumusha Wine brand (est 2017) as the Marketing & Sales Director. I’m co-founder of Somm On Call and online wine shop. I also do consulting work like the Bosjes wine […]